From June 14, 2006, JAL is resuming its code-share agreement on flights operated by Turkish Airlines between Osaka (Kansai) and Istanbul. JAL started code-sharing on non-stop flights operated by Turkish Airlines (TK) between Osaka (Kansai) and Istanbul in October 1997. The code-share agreement on this route temporarily ended when the Turkey’s national carrier suspended its services between Osaka and Istanbul on December 2003 due to flagging demand. After a two and half year hiatus, Turkish Airlines starts flying non-stop three times a week between the two cities from June 14, 2006, enabling JAL to resume it is code-share partnership on this route. JAL also code-shares on the three times a week service Turkish Airlines operates between Tokyo and Istanbul. The agreement between these two cities came into effect in November 1998.